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What causes cancer pain usually?

What causes cancer pain usually?

Nerve involvement: Tumor tissues invade surrounding normal tissues, including nerves and that can cause pain. Tumor infiltrating the bone causes weakness and overt or micro fractures that are painful. Inflammation often accompanies cancerous tissues and may contribute to the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Could slight breast pain mean cancer or muscle strain?

Yes: Most cancers of the breast don't cause pain but some do, so what you describe could be almost anything. At your age is not likely to be cancer but if it bothers you enough to ask, why don't you have it checked by your doc? Hopefully it will take a weight out of your mind. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Cancer pain is real. Take pain meds regularly, using both long and short-acting meds. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Can chemo for colon cancer lead to painful urination (blood tests ruled out uti)? And advice to treat the pain?

Best is : To discuss with your oncologist regarding any known side effects of the chemo drugs being used. Pain could be related to your prior colon surgery also so a meeting with the surgeon would be reasonable as well. With no more information it is difficult to give you any more detailed answer. ...Read more

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What's best management of cancer pain?

What's best management of cancer pain?

Cancer pain: Managing cancer pain depends on what is causing the pain.In general patients will be given oral pain meds that are used every 4to6 hours, this is followed by meds given every 12hours.If this doesn't work patches can sometimes help, pumps can be used to deliver meds iv, occassionally an injection may be the best tool.Radiation is a great tool to manage cance pain as well. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Tip)

Managing Pain from Cancer

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Bloody urine with some clots, painful urination. All went away after treatment on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Lab report not in. Is this likely UTI or bladder cancer?

Bloody urine with some clots, painful urination.  All went away after treatment on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Lab report not in. Is this likely UTI or bladder cancer?

UTI: Although statistically, hematuria in this setting is most likely due to cystitis/uti, i would still recommend cystoscopy and upper tract imaging to rule out other more serious causes especially if there is not a strongly positive urinerr culture. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cancer sores fast! I have a date sunday and i want a home remidy to get them to go away in less than 24 hours. Please help!?

How to get rid of cancer sores fast! I have a date sunday and i want a home remidy to get them to go away in less than 24 hours. Please help!?

Cold Sores: Canker sores - or "cold sores"- are caused by latent viruses that activate under periods of sess, infection, or for unknown reasons. There a over-the-counter treatments at purport to help (see, e.g., http://dentistry.About.Com/od/basicdentalcare/f/cankertreatment.Htm). They usually aren't effective that fast, so there is always makeup, if possible. Most men worth dating will look past the surface. ...Read more

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